Rachel Marsden’s words | ‘Shanzhai & Taobao: Maker Tales from China’ by David Li at MadLab

After a full-on conference day on ‘Cities and Territorial Challenges’ at Bury Art Gallery, I managed to catch David Li’s talk ‘Shanzhai & Taobao: Maker Tales from China’ at Madlab, Manchester.


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MADLAB | David Li in Conversation

‘China has formed a much larger and better down-top ecosystem, manifesting the ultimate goal of the Maker Movement – democratising innovation. We call it the New Shanzhai.’ – David Li


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From Now On | Maker spaces will save us? Daniel in conversation with David Li

British Council Creative Economy hosts an evening of discussion and debate: "Join us for an evening of lively discussion and debate with Daniel Charny and David Li - two thought-leaders at the forefront of UK and Chinese maker cultures."


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Restart | David Li – E-Waste: an open source solution

In this final Open Stage talk of the session From Digital Transition to Ecological Resilience at Lift16, David Li reports back from his hometown Shenzhen, in China, where most of the world's electronics ends up to be dismantled and "recycled" for its gold. Though, in this very place, a revolution is brewing from the bottom up.


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